Part 3: Overcoming communication barriers; questions to ask regarding perpetrator’s intent and victim’s fear
After completing Part 3, officers will be able to:
- Understand why victims may not be able or willing to communicate effectively after a strangulation assault;
- Use trauma-informed techniques to help victims share details about the assault;
- Recognize common phrases, emotions, and expressions common in strangulation crimes; and
- Thoroughly document the perpetrator’s intent and the victim’s fear to aid prosecution.